Record Breaking Awards in Whistle Blower Cases in 2014

In its Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program, the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reports that both the number of whistleblower claims and the magnitude of the financial awards stemming from those claims “were record-breaking” in FY 2014. Under the Dodd-Frank whistleblower incentive program, individuals who report original information that … Continue reading Record Breaking Awards in Whistle Blower Cases in 2014

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New OSHA Requirements for 2015

As of January 1, new regulations that govern reporting of work-related injuries and illnesses have gone into effect. In September 2014, OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) announced that new regulations would be coming in 2015 to give companies and employers time to prepare for compliance with the regulations. Per OSHA’s Fact Sheet, Under the … Continue reading New OSHA Requirements for 2015

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Affordable Care Act Update: Employer Mandate in Effect Jan 1, 2015

Affordable Care Act Updates: Employer Mandate in Effect Note: January 1, 2015, two (2) requirements of health care reform went into effect. Thereby, beginning the first phase of the Employer Mandate, the “Pay or Play” provision. Once fully implemented, the “Pay of Play” provision of the Affordable Care Act will require all employers with 50 … Continue reading Affordable Care Act Update: Employer Mandate in Effect Jan 1, 2015

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